More and more people like using sliding glass doors as back doors. This kind of door is usually secured by latches only, which is easy to be kicked in. How to secure your sliding glass door from the outside? The below 5 tips could be helpful.
A. Install a metal back door security bar in the middle of your sliding door. It won’t give the intruders any leverage points to pop your door off the track. Thus, you can secure your back door.
B. Use a dowel rod. A dowel rod is a cylindrical stick and is used to insert the track of sliding glass door. Even a thief unlashes the latch, he can’t open the door with the dowel rod holding it shut.
C. Choose strong glass. To secure your home back door, you should choose strong glass rather than tempered glass. Consider double-paned glass or glass with embedded wire to ensure your glass back door security.
D. Use Coverings. Curtains are effective, inexpensive and easy to install to cover your sliding glass door. With coverings, intruders can’t see the stuff of your home, which makes your home an unwelcomed target.
E. Choose a double bolt lock. It secures the door to the frame at two security points and prevents any movement of the door.